Flying The Route
Check your fuel state. Compare your available fuel with the MFR (minimum fuel required to
complete the route) and bingo fuel. The disorientation may have caused more problems than
just navigation. If lost, remember the Five C's: confess, climb, conserve, communicate, and
comply. Take action before your fuel state becomes a significant factor.
Do not complicate matters. Immediately upon realizing that a problem exists, decide on a plan.
Avoid wandering aimlessly while planning what to do next. Stick with what you know - time,
distance, and heading. Normally, continue flying preplanned headings and times while climbing
to a higher altitude to increase visibility. Be aware of the top of the route structure. If you must
go higher, be sure to slow to 250 KIAS.
Reorient. You must find landmarks and identify them on the chart. Take care to avoid
following a hunch or making a decision based on uncertain information. Comply with FAA
speed restrictions (250 KIAS) if you suspect that you have exceeded the applicable route
widths described in FLIP AP/1B.